Bears sign former Notre Dame star Te’o

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LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 26: Manti Te’o #51 of the New Orleans Saints looks on from the sideline during the second half of a game against the Los Angeles Rams at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 26, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

CHICAGO, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have signed former Notre Dame star linebacker Manti Te’o to their practice squad.

A 2012 Heisman Trophy finalist, Te’o has made 48 starts and 62 appearances over seven seasons with the then-San Diego Chargers (2013-16) and New Orleans Saints (2017-19). He has 307 tackles — 22 for loss — along with 13 pass breakups and two interceptions.

He takes the practice squad spot of kicker Kai Forbath, signed Tuesday to the Los Angeles Rams’ active roster.

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